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The Northern German Confederation came into the existence in August 1866, after the end of the Austro-Prussian War, as a military alliance of 22 states from the northern part of Germany. It was a first true state of Germany. In July 1867, it was transformed into a federal state. It ceased to exist with the creation of the German Empire (Deutsches Reich) 21 March 1871.
The leading state was the Kingdom of Preussen.
Other members were:
- Saxe-Coburg und Gotha
- Reuss aeltere linie
- Reuss juengere linie
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